I came across Hans Bellmer many years ago and this quote helped explain the deconstruction and consequent reconstruction of a pose that had become a recurring theme in my life-drawing. The model in my drawing is Penny who was one of the first and who I regularly modelled at a number of venues, and perhaps the most inspirational. In retrospect I can see that my process selected her key characteristics, then by separating them I am drawing a greater attention to each of them, but I also feel that the essence of the whole pose has been highlighted, I.e. the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. This drawing is Penny. And those who know her recognise immediately her iconic and particular features, and her gestural presentation.